Mango Salad Dressing

This simple salad dressing is a light and refreshing option for a summer salad!  The mango flavor pairs well with many grilled proteins, avocado and is a delicious topping for grilled pork, salmon or chicken kabobs.  Not to mention, mango and red onion are fantastic sources of quercetin, which inhibits glutamate release and a natural mast-cell stabilizer. Ingredients 1 large fresh mango 1/2-1″ piece of fresh ginger 1 tbsp chopped red onion 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/4 c. fresh cilantro (packed) 1/4 c. avocado oil 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 tbsp fresh orange juice Instructions [...]

Mango Salad Dressing2020-10-02T12:40:51-04:00

Thoughts on the Glutamate Autism Connection

After following diet changes and doing some research, I started to get a better understanding of the role of excess glutamate in many health issues.  There is a huge connection between excess glutamate and autism.  In my opinion, dietary sources of free glutamate in addition to intrinsic glutamate or glutamate signaling produced by the body, play a much bigger role in health issues than we realize. Due to the number of glutamate receptors throughout the brain and its regulation of over 50% of our nervous system, I personally believe excess glutamate is a central mechanism behind the [...]

Thoughts on the Glutamate Autism Connection2020-10-02T13:34:55-04:00

A Story of Hope | “My Child is now 100% Neurotypical”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with diet. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and diet have been a huge piece to our puzzle. [...]

A Story of Hope | “My Child is now 100% Neurotypical”2020-10-01T16:04:17-04:00

A Story of Hope: ATEC 2 Month Update

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with diet changes. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and diet have been a huge piece to our [...]

A Story of Hope: ATEC 2 Month Update2020-10-01T16:06:33-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Zinc

Zinc-  New study presents a working model that could point to a better understanding of autism’s underpinnings. “The new study, led by Stanford neuroscientists John Huguenard, PhD, and Sally Kim, PhD, and then-graduate student Huong Ha, PhD, showed that zinc is required for the proper behavior of two related proteins, Shank 2 and Shank 3, that hang out at most synapses in the brain. Among their duties, Shank 2 and Shank 3 can reshuffle the subunits of a receptor that dots the receiving end of most nerve cells. This receptor gets tripped off by an incoming chemical [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Zinc2019-06-23T15:05:00-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Taurine

Taurine–Beef, lamb, dark chicken meat and eggs are food sources of taurine. Why is taurine from whole food important? Commercial taurine supplements can increase sulfur which may already be high due to certain gene mutations.  Additionally, the toxins associated with yeast/candidia (which is very common) can end up depleting taurine.  Since taurine is so important in the conversion of glutmate to GABA and as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, it is important that adequate levels are achieved through diet. “The amino acid taurine increases the GAD enzyme and consequently GABA levels. Additionally taurine doubles as an inhibitory neurotransmitter [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Taurine2019-09-29T07:32:01-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium

Magnesium- In our experience, magnesium has made the biggest impact in reducing our symptoms within a flare. Magnesium protects against glutamate damage, sits on the NMDA glutamate receptor, calms cells, helps to raise GABA, improves motility, and can help to resolve many various health issues. It is also my understanding that one will quickly burn through magnesium due to neuron firing when in an excitotoxic state (or a flare). Low magnesium is also associated with oxidative stress and a significant fall in cellular glutathione, low vitamin D, and a dramatic increase in free radical generation. Some [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Magnesium2020-05-08T11:31:25-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “She Didn’t Test as Having Autism or Speech Delay”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “She Didn’t Test as Having Autism or Speech Delay”2019-09-29T17:11:31-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Overcoming Autism Symptoms at the Age of 23

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: Overcoming Autism Symptoms at the Age of 232019-09-29T17:12:03-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “Went from Daily Tantrums to Almost Never”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “Went from Daily Tantrums to Almost Never”2019-09-29T17:18:01-04:00
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